1973 TX650 Now Alive & on the Road


Here is my 1973 TX650 that a buddy gave me & my son for a project about 4 years ago…It was basically a frame and engine that sat in his back yard for 8 years. He didn’t even know if it ran. The first thing we did was cut the frame and weld on a TC Bros hardtail. Then my son lost interest and gave up, so over the past few years when I had extra time and $$$ I finished it myself.xs650

I still want to tidy up the wiring a bit, wrap the header pipe and build a battery box…
I did all the paint myself in house except for the 2.2 GAL Peanut… I got the tank on my first sportster and when I sold the bike I couldn’t part with the tank and kept it….Now it lives on my Yamaha.


This bike get’s more attention than both my Harley’s…. Run’s Great,  Handle’s great and is a blast to ride… My son now DROOL’s every time he see’s me ride it. I hope he will get his drivers licence and come for ride’s with me this summer…. but for now I am riding it all winter in Victoria BC.

Enjoy !!! Davethewrench


  1. Barney says:

    Nice, maybe your son will have learned a lesson in all this LOL. Way to save the tank!

  2. fanoboss says:

    Tank looks awesome. I think this tank is one of THE GREATEST designs of all time. Really can transform a bike. I like that sissy bar, unconventional and perfect. Envy is also a great motivator, LOL. That’s why I have a bobber with tc bros hard-tail and a sporty tank too !!!!

  3. davethewrench says:

    Thanx Fanoboss, the unconventional sissy bar I made myself and is to hold my T-Bags

  4. davethewrench says:

    Goe’s Like H3LL is RIGHT !!! I been riding all year round in Vic for 10 years
    I don’t drive a cage 🙂

  5. fanoboss says:

    ha, tea-bags !